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Jail budget down with new facility, says police chief

Jail budget down with new facility, says police chief

by Jack Mayne The city’s first homicide in 28 years and a new and less expensive jail facility in nearby Des Moines were the major points in Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis’ third annual report... [Read more]

Sgt. Larry Laswell retires after 35 years with Normandy Park Police Department

Sgt. Larry Laswell retires after 35 years with Normandy Park Police Department

by Jack Mayne Thirty-five years is not unusual for a police officer to serve until retirement, but that number of years on one city police force is a rarity these days, as Police Sgt. Larry Laswell retires... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police warns residents about locking mailbox thefts

Normandy Park Police warns residents about locking mailbox thefts

The Normandy Park Police Department issued the following warning to residents on Thursday, Feb. 26: “We received a report from the mail carrier in the south end of the City, that many of the locking... [Read more]

Reports of shots fired at bus stop in Normandy Park Friday night

Reports of shots fired at bus stop in Normandy Park Friday night

The Normandy Park Police Department says that at around 9 p.m. on Friday night, Feb. 13, there were several reports of shots fired in the 18200 block of 1st Ave South. According to one reporting party,... [Read more]

Normandy Park utility pole replacement begins next week

Normandy Park utility pole replacement begins next week

by Jack Mayne Potelco, a contracting firm working with Puget Sound Energy, the power utility for Normandy Park, says it has identified several areas in the city where utility poles need to be replaced... [Read more]

Cove to Clover offering Corporate Team Contest at March 15 fundraiser event

Cove to Clover offering Corporate Team Contest at March 15 fundraiser event

Cove to Clover will be offering a Corporate Team Contest at this year’s event – set for Sunday, March 15 – with the Grand Prize being a Challenge Course Team Building Adventure (by Y.E.T.I.): High... [Read more]

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts

SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts

Four startups – including our very own SoKing Internet Radio – have been awarded $12,000 each in national Encore Media Entrepreneurs funding, J-Lab announced on Thursday (Feb. 5). SoKing Internet Radio... [Read more]

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván is now a King County Superior Court judge

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galván (pictured above, left) believes her most important job as a municipal court judge in Des Moines for the past eight years has been to explain to people the often-mystical... [Read more]

Construction ‘Summer Storm’ coming to Normandy Park in 2015

Construction ‘Summer Storm’ coming to Normandy Park in 2015

by Jack Mayne It will be a summer construction season “like nothing you have ever seen before,” said Normandy Park city engineer Maryanne Zukowski at a special meeting of the City Council Tuesday (Jan... [Read more]